Psychiatrist Appointments

Make an Appointment with our Psychiatrists

 

We’re here to help children, adolescents, new mums and their families who are struggling with their mental health.

Here’s how to make an appointment with our Psychiatrists.

Step 1: Referrals

Step 1: Referrals 

Before you come and meet with us, you’ll need a referral from your GP or a specialist (such as an Obstetrician). 

  • Referrals can be made to one of our psychiatrists, can be open to 'any psychiatrist' or can be for another named psychiatrist if you already have one. 

  • Referrals from GPs lasts 12 months and referrals from specialists and consultant physicians are valid for three months. 

  • You will need to get a referral before booking an appointment.

Step 2: Request an Appointment

Step 2: Request an Appointment

Please complete the Appointment request form and include the referral.

Alternatively, email us with following details:

  • Full name of patient

  • Date of Birth 

  • Address

  • Email

  • Contact phone number

  • Presenting issues/concerns

  • Contact name of Parent/Carer (if patient under 18)

  • Referral must be attached

Step 3: Referral Acceptance and Contact to Book

Step 3: Referral Acceptance and Contact to Book

We may require more information before we can accept the referral – if so, we will be in touch. Once we have all the information we need, we will contact you to schedule an appointment at our Sydney-based clinic.

Our staff and practitioners are very busy; while we will try to contact you as soon as possible, it can take up to one week for us to respond. 

We are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients, which means we cannot always accept all referrals. While we do not always provide a reason for not accepting a referral, it is usually due to our psychiatrists' capacity due to current patients.

Step 4: First Appointment

Step 4: First Appointment

Your first appointment with one of our Psychiatrist will take around an hour.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring the following with you:

  • Medicare card with patient’s name.

  • Referral letter (if your referring GP/specialist provided a hard-copy to you).

  • Any reports or letters from other professionals such as psychologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists (for perinatal), psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and school counsellors.

  • Recent and old school reports (for children and adolescents).

  • Complete the online New Patient Details Form or bring in a completed printed form

A comprehensive psychiatric assessment usually requires two or three appointments.

Bringing support

 

For children: We encourage both parents to come along to the appointment with a referred child or adolescent, even if they do not both live with the child. If this is not possible, at least one parent or carer needs to attend.

 

For individuals: You are welcome to invite someone else along, such as a member of your extended family, a friend or teacher, if you think that would be helpful.

 

For perinatal and adults: partners are encouraged to attend.

Please do not bring any other children requiring supervision to the appointment. We do not offer supervision.

Cancellation Policy 

Please find our cancellation policy here.

 

Please note, we do not provide an emergency service. If you need help outside usual working hours, contact your GP or try the following services for advice and support:​

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14

  • Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

  • Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

 

In an emergency or if you are/someone is at serious risk of harm to themselves or others, please:

  • Call the police on 000 

  • Go to a hospital emergency department, where there will be an out-of-hours mental health team or psychiatrist contactable.